Huxley's Predictions

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Aldous Huxley wrote many different stories, both fiction and nonfiction. However, his most notable story is Brave New World where he wrote about what he thought the future of humanity held. Many of his predictions came true, but not all. Mass production of goods, consumerism of goods and entertainment, mass education, and genetic engineering are all things Huxley predicted correctly, but there are things he didn’t. In Brave New World, death is welcomed and often brought upon early by euthanization. People around 60 are brought into comfortable apartment blocks, where they’re allowed to die peacefully and happily, while not wasting the resources of the country. In Brave New World, Huxley states on page 198, “The air was continuously alive…show more content…
With the average lifespan of an American now being 78 years of age, we’ve become accustomed to expecting more from an individual. At the age of 60, people like Bill Gates and Bill Nye still have great contributions to society. Bill Gates contributes to charity and helps technology grow with his company, Microsoft. Bill Nye helps people of all ages learn science in a simplistic way. They still have contributions to our society, even if they’ve made it to 60. While there have been people who have been euthanized with their consent, it’s not popular in America. Huxley believed that people would be gotten rid of when they no longer served a purpose in our society. On page 199, Huxley states "You mean, of her not dying?" (He nodded.) "No, of course there isn 't. When somebody 's sent here, there 's no ..." Startled by the expression of distress on his pale face, she suddenly broke off.” In this quote, Huxley shows how the savage caring for his dying mother is difficult to understand. The nurse believed he was there to find out about the centers, but he was there to see his mother before she passed away, and that confused the woman, because death is normal and is accepted. No one is saved. When they’re dying, they’re allowed to die. In writing this, Huxley shows us that he believed death wouldn’t be considered a tragedy, but be welcome. In both Brave New World and today’s society, there are two completely different views on death. In Brave New World, we see people sixty and over going to an apartment block to die because they serve no purpose, yet in America, we support people once they become a senior
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